Robredo urges FB action vs netizen who red-tagged, claimed rallyists were paid P1,000
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has urged netizens to report a Facebook account that claimed that attendees of her campaign rally were paid P1,000 and even red-tagged her supporters.
In a Facebook post on Monday night, Robredo debunked the claim of a netizen who said that his friend’s sister was paid P1,000 just for attending Robredo’s presidential campaign rally.
“People lined up for so many hours, braving the heat and the crowds. Abonado pa ang karamihan sa kanila. Huwag natin hayaan yurakan ang ating dignidad ng mga kasinungalingan. Nang red tag pa. Please help us report,” Robredo said, sharing a screenshot of the netizen’s post.
(People lined up for so many hours, braving the heat and the crowds. Most of them even spent money. Let us not allow lies to destroy our dignity. This person even red-tagged us. Please help us report.)
The netizen, in his post, even asked where Robredo would reimburse the supposed payment for rally attendees, and said that “mayayaman talaga mga NPA (The NPA is really rich)!”
People lined up for so many hours, braving the heat and the crowds. Abonado pa ang karamihan sa kanila. Huwag natin…
Posted by Leni Gerona Robredo on Monday, March 21, 2022
The netizen, however, did not mention where the rally he was referring to had happened.
Robredo’s latest campaign rally was held in Pasig City on Sunday, which, according to organizers, drew a crowd of 180,000. Pasig Police initially placed the attendees to just 137,000 — still a huge figure, and definitely still the topnotcher in terms of attendance among Robredo’s campaign sorties.
Earlier this month, Cavite Rep. Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla also claimed that those who attended Robredo’s rally in General Trias City were paid P500 each.
Both Robredo and her spokesperson Barry Gutierrez strongly denied this claim, noting that it was even Robredo’s supporters who had to shell out their own money to pay for the printing of her posters and other campaign materials.
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